HOW MUCH DOES GLOVE LOSS COST YOU?
How Thoughtful Design Saved one Health System More than $830K Annually
● Glove loss is inherent in the design and removal of exam gloves from the box.
● Glove loss adds up over time.
● Installing a Glove Catcher® glove tray can help reduce glove loss by as much as 78%.
● How much savings can Glove Catcher® glove trays catch for you?
Glove Loss is Inherent in the Design and Removal of Exam Gloves From the Box
Exam gloves are packaged tightly in rectangular boxes. Each box has a tear-away opening to access gloves. The boxes are usually placed in wall-mounted dispensers with the tear-away opening facing outward. The irregular shape of the tear-away opening does little to hold gloves in place.
Exam gloves often stick together as they are withdrawn from the box. Removing a single glove frequently allows one or more trailing gloves to fall on the floor. These exam gloves are now contaminated, unusable, and need to be discarded.
Glove Catcher® Glove Trays Reduce Glove Loss
Data was collected and shared from one health system’s test in a 24-exam-room unit.
Researchers compared glove usage with and without a Glove Catcher® glove tray. The objective was to determine the number of exam gloves that went unused. Seven days of data were assembled.
HOW MANY GLOVES WERE LOST? (GLOVE LOSS PER DAY)
WITHOUT GLOVE CATCHER®
56.9 OR 36%
WITH GLOVE CATCHER®
12.7 OR 8%
Reduce Glove Loss Anywhere Boxes of Gloves are Used
The Glove Catcher® glove tray attaches to any glove dispenser holding the glove boxes horizontally. It catches gloves that come out of the dispenser and holds them for the next person needing gloves. This flexible poly tray is a simple solution to a common cost issue. It requires a minimal investment—each costs less than $30.
Results from an independent clinical investigation showed that Glove Catcher® glove trays provided a reduction in glove loss at a substantial cost savings ($830,141 in annualized savings for this health system). Saving gloves can help reduce an organization’s waste footprint and keep ample ready stock should patient numbers begin to surge.
COMPATIBLE WITH ANY HORIZONTAL PLASTIC OR METAL GLOVE DISPENSER
RESULTS WORTH CONSIDERING
ONE HEALTH SYSTEM SHOWED PROJECTED ANNUALIZED SAVINGS OF
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